Edexcel Functional Skills Level 1 in ICT

This course will give learners the opportunity to improve their computing skills and IT knowledge, learn new software and gain a recognised qualification awarded by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills or Edexcel Functional Skills in ICT, Level 1. They will learn the general skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint that they need for working in today’s workplace, for example in a junior administrative post.

Chartered Institute of IT Level 1 ECDL Award in ICT User Skills

This course will give learners the opportunity to improve their computing skills and IT knowledge, learn new software and gain a recognised qualification awarded by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills or Edexcel Functional Skills in ICT, Level 1. They will learn the general skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint that they need for working in today’s workplace, for example in a junior administrative post.

Digital and IT Literacy Skills

Learners will learn the most essential digital and computer skills for work and everyday life. They will discover how to become confident and skilful in internet use, finding information, emailing, communicating online, using a PC, managing files, and typing correctly and efficiently.

Jewellery Summer Workshop

For those who have always wanted to have a go at making Jewellery or need to prepare before starting a more substantial course in September, this will give you basic jewellery making skills and an introduction to the workshop and equipment. There will be some additional costs for materials. Please note that this is a metal working course and does not include beading.

Jewellery Skills Workshop – Understanding Lost Wax Casting

2 sessions for jewellers general designers or simply those with imagination. If you would like to find out about the Lost Wax Casting process. The first of 2 studio sessions students will learn about the materials and tools used to create wax models for jewellery designs. The 2nd session will be held at a Hatton Garden casting company where students will see the process in action and have the opportunity to put their own design in to production.
There will be an additional charge if students wish to make a piece of their own cast silver jewellery approx- £8-20

Jewellery Skills Workshop – Jewellery Illustration

A course designed to give designers the tips and tools to create accurate, effective and attractive illustrations of their jewellery ideas.

The sessions will cover simple perspective principles and drawing elliptical shapes for rings, how to handle gouache and/or watercolour pencils to create metallic effects and how to paint convincing gems.

2 sessions are held over a 3 week period to allow students to practice independently before returning for support and guidance.
Students should have either a piece of jewellery or clear idea for a design to begin the course.

Introduction to WordPress

This course will teach you how to build your own WordPress website from scratch. This could be a blog, a personal or business web site. The course includes understanding the basics of website architecture and design, how to upload text, images, sound and video; embedding payment systems and working with social media. This is a beginners course designed for people with little or no knowledge of web design or WordPress.

Vectorworks for Interior Design- 2D Basic Drawing Skills

This course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following:
– Conduct a survey of a given space and draw a floor plan from your survey using 2D drawing skills.
– Use the following editing tools – cut, copy, paste, duplicate array, mirror, rotate, move and send to draw more efficiently.
– Create more complex objects using Add, Clip and Combine surfaces tool and the graphic attributes tool.
– Add text and dimensions to drawings.

Vectorworks for Interior Design – 2D Advance Drawing Skills

This course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following:
– Create a floor plan drawing of a contemporary apartment using the tools explored in Vectorworks for Interior Design – 2D Basic Drawing Skills course.
– Create interior elevations. Add colour and silhouette figures.
– Use the graphic attributes tool to add texture and patterns to your drawings.
– Use furniture symbols from Vectorworks library and create your own.
– Prepare drawings for presentation using Viewports.